[quote=bob2007]patientlywaiting: I agree with you on Joe the plumber, and am not defending him or McCain.
I have no problem paying tax on income I spend. I just wish there was a way to tax small business less on money used to grow the business. I dont know of any way to accomplish that without the rich abusing it by creating companies as shelters.
TheBreeze: The anger in your response could mean I was correct about you. Those that are successful don’t need to post about headhunters and how wonderful their life is. It is human nature that sometimes we need to live through an experience to learn, rather than just have others with experience tell us what is very likely to happen. This is the case with you now, and it is understandable.
I spend the most part of every week traveling the country, and see many different points of view. I understand that many middle class people see the greed and want to do what they think is right to stop it. The problem is that giving money to the government will not provide a solution. You would be hard pressed to find programs run by the government that are more efficient than private sector. Motivated business people are not going to simply stand by and be taxed higher, when this tax money is going to govt bailouts and poor decision making by other people.
TheBreeze, I ask you to consider the following scenario:
– You are in school. You work very hard and get an A in your class.
– Others in your class don’t work as hard and get a C.
At the end of the semester, should all the grades be accumulated by the teacher, and you all get a B? You still received a B, which is better than a C, so you should be happy to do it because you are doing your part and just getting taxed to support those who are are not choosing to do what you do.
You’d be surprised how many people would answer than question actually. I often here, “it’s not fair, we’re all born differently, etc,etc,etc”